New York City’s Central Park spans 843 acres (341 hectares) of lovely gardens, lakes, bridges, and unique monuments. To explore this iconic oasis, meet your friendly local guide a few blocks south from the park, where you’ll be fitted for a hybrid bike and receive a helmet and free park map. Choose a morning or afternoon departure for the 2-hour tour.
Enjoy an easy ride along the park’s many bike-friendly paths and trails as you peddle by landmarks like Sheep Meadow and the Jackie Onassis Reservoir. Your guide will narrate the tour through a speaker so everyone can hear historical info and fun facts about passing attractions. Learn about the park’s Beatles connection as you pass by the Strawberry Fields memorial and see the apartment building where John Lennon once lived.
Admire the unexpected turrets of Belvedere Castle and the Egyptian obelisk of Cleopatra’s Needle. Visit the fragrant Shakespeare Garden, filled with plants and flowers mentioned in the Bard’s plays, and hear about the unique history of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. Enjoy frequent stops to take photos along the picturesque ride. After covering about 7 miles (11.2 km), your tour will conclude back at the original departure point.